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Bob Filner, a Democrat, is US Congressional representative for California’s 51st district – areas such as the Imperial County and southern regions of San Diego County. Filner taught history at San Diego State University and then served as President of the San Diego Board of Education, as well as the San Diego City Council. He was elected representative in 2007, and serves on the House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Pension Reform: Filner opposed Prop B leading up to the primary election and until a few weeks after. Instead, he said the pension shortfall can be fixed by refinancing the current pension debt at a lower interest rate and reducing the annual payment over the next few years. Then, in July, he no longer touted the plan, saying he would work to implement Prop B, even though he doesn't believe it will save the city money.

Infrastructure: Filner publicly announced his plan to pay for city transportation and infrastructure projects using federal funding.

Education: Filner has released a multi-step plan for education reform that would better coordinate city services for children with the district's services.

Construction projects: Filner has floated the idea of public ownership of the Chargers to help pay for a new football stadium.

Job Creation: Filner's major idea for growing the local job economy is to turn San Diego's port into a "Global Maritime Center," and invest in more renewable energy projects.

Mayor Filner Mediation Could Take Weeks: Expert

Mayor Filner Mediation Could Take Weeks: Expert

Negotiations between San Diego’s mayor and city leaders determined to oust him from office could take... Read »

Aug 21, 2013

City Leaders Mum on Mayor Filner Negotiation

City Leaders Mum on Mayor Filner Negotiation

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner returned to the negotiation table Tuesday in his mediation with city leaders... Read »

Aug 20, 2013

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

Filner Meets With San Diego Leaders, Gloria Allred

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner met with city leaders at a downtown law firm on Monday after being out... Read »

Aug 20, 2013

Filner Meets with Allred, Goldsmith, City Leaders

NBC 7's Dave Summers looks at what's happening at the table where Mayor Bob Filner is negotiating with... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Recall Efforts in Full Swing Across County

Volunteers are working to collect 100,002 signatures to recall Mayor Bob Filner in the midst of sexual... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Filner Is More Than Sloppy Kisses: Supporters

Supporters of Mayor Bob Filner and those working on behalf of the recall effort talk about why they want... Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Mayor Supporters Plan Rally

Supporters of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner rally on the day he was expected to return to City Hall. Watch »

Aug 19, 2013

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio Joins Effort to Recall Filner

Carl DeMaio announced he's organizing several signature gathering events that he'll publicize through... Read »

Aug 19, 2013

Allred, Goldsmith Discuss Filner Exit Strategy

Attorney Gloria Allred and San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith visit NBC 7's Politically Speaking with... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Rally, Petitions Signal Filner Recall Kick-Off

Rally, Petitions Signal Filner Recall Kick-Off

The effort to recall San Diego mayor Bob Filner kicked off on Sunday, one day before he is slated to... Read »

Aug 19, 2013

Gloria Allred Speaks at 'Freedom From Filner' Rally

Famed attorney Gloria Allred spoke out against embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner during a rally to kick... Watch »

Aug 18, 2013

Bob Filner Recall Campaign Officially Begins

The effort to recall embattled Mayor Bob Filner officially kicked into high gear on Sunday with several... View »

Aug 18, 2013

Filner Recall Leader Speaks at Rally

Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox -- one of the leaders behind the campaign to recall Mayor Bob Filner... Watch »

Aug 18, 2013

Locals Ready for Filner Recall Rally

As the effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner kicks into high gear, recall supporters will take to the streets... Watch »

Aug 17, 2013

SD Fact Check: Recall Signatures Requirement

With the official start of the recall of Mayor Bob Filner just days away, organizers will have to collect... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Filner's 'Extreme Recklessness' May Lead to Demise

Filner's 'Extreme Recklessness' May Lead to Demise

After weeks of asking and then demanding that Mayor Bob Filner resign, San Diego’s city leaders are... Read »

Aug 17, 2013

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh in on Filner

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh in on Filner

The women's rights crusader's who's providing much of the momentum toward efforts to oust Mayor Bob Filner... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Allred, Goldsmith Weigh In On Filner's Conduct

Famed attorney Gloria Allred and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith speak with NBC 7's Gene Cubbison about... Watch »

Aug 16, 2013

Allred Questions Filner Therapy, Doc's Note

Allred Questions Filner Therapy, Doc's Note

The note claimed Filner could not be questioned under oath because he was under the care of an intensive... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Recall Effort Faces Uphill Battle

Effort to recall Mayor Bob Filner faces uphill battle, lacks funding source. Read »

Aug 16, 2013

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

Great-Grandma Claims Mayor Told Her "I Can Go 8 Hours"

A great-grandmother claims San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kissed her on her lips, repeatedly asked her out and... Read »

Aug 16, 2013

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

San Diego City Attorney Targets Filner Over Misuse of Funds

New information from the San Diego City Attorney's office suggests it may not take a recall to remove... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Another Filner Accuser to go Public

Another woman is expected to come forward with claims of sexual harassment at the hands of embattled Mayor... Watch »

Aug 15, 2013

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

New Complaint Filed Against Filner

A third employment complaint was filed against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner this week. Read »

Aug 15, 2013

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Anti-Filner Signs Placed Outside Strip Club

Judging by some signs placed on the windows of a strip club in San Diego, embattled Mayor Bob Filner is... Read »

Aug 15, 2013

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